Event Reports

Realignments in West Asia

- Gateway House and KAS India

The geopolitics of West Asia has seen a dramatic transformation in the recent times. The Gulf States led by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia have withdrawn a three-year blockade on Qatar. The new U.S. administration may once again recognize the Iran deal. The Abraham Accords have led Gulf states such as the UAE to recognize Israel. Entangled in the old and new West Asian order is the continuing strife in Syria and Yemen. India recognizes the importance of West Asia. Prime Minister Modi’s Link West policy has seen relations flourishing with the Arab world and Israel. Economically, India is dependent on West Asia for energy and remittances. India imports over 1.4 billion barrels of oil, two-thirds of it from West Asia. Affordable and reliable oil supplies are a precondition for India’s growth and economic well-being. Almost 8 million Indians live and work in the Gulf, and their remittances form an important part of India’s foreign exchange earnings. Any unrest in West Asia also threatens this vital economic engine. Therefore, to discuss the geopolitics, security, and energy dimensions of West Asia. the Gateway House, Mumbai & the India Office of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) organized a Virtual Webcast on "Realignments in West Asia" on 18th February, 2021.

China's activities in Europe and Asia

The Centre for China Analysis and Strategy (CCAS) together with the China Observers in Central and Eastern Europe (CHOICE) and the India Office of Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung organized a virtual discussion on “China’s activities in Europe and Asia: Perspectives from CEE and India” on 2nd February 2021.

Resource Efficiency & Cleaner Production

- PHDCCI and KAS India

The PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry together with the India Office of Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) & Govt. of Uttarakhand organized a seminar cum webinar on “Resource Efficiency & Cleaner Production” on 29th Jan 2021 in Dehradun.

G20’s Future: Italy, Indonesia, India

- Gateway House and KAS India

The Gateway House Mumbai and the India Office of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung organised a virtual discussion on "G20’s Future: Italy, Indonesia, India" on 14th January 2021.

NIAS - KAS Report Release on "Global Protest Movements - (Vol 2, Issues 2&3)

- NIAS Quarterly on Contemporary World Affairs

In order to assess the scale & impact of global protest movements from Latin America to Asia, young scholars from different educational institutes and universities in Bangalore, Chennai and Pondicherry have come up with this issue of the NIAS Quarterly on Contemporary World Affairs which is an outcome of the Young-IPRI workshop organised by the International Peace Research Initiative (IPRI) in partnership with the India Office of Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS)

Workshop on ‘Techniques of Investigative and Non-Fiction Writing’

- WAN-IFRA and KAS India

The workshop on ''Quality Journalism in Pandemic Times' was organised by WAN-IFRA in partnership with the India Office of Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) virtually on 15-16 December 2020. The programme was conducted from 10.30 am - 12.30 pm on both the days.

Europe in the Indo-Pacific

- Gateway House and KAS India

The Indo-Pacific region is the new focus of global geopolitics. The emerging challenges from Chinese economic, diplomatic and military actions in the South China Sea, Indian Ocean, South Pacific and continent of Africa is a concern for all. Strategic groupings such as the Quad need additional partners to contain China. To protect global supply chains and trade routes, more like-minded countries need to enter the arena. The quadrilateral grouping of U.S, India, Australia and Japan is expected to get a further impetus with European allies cautiously joining the bandwagon. Major European players are now slowly formulating their strategies for the Indo-Pacific region. This September, Germany also joined the Indo-Pacific focussed club by announcing a set of policy guidelines for the region. As Germany currently holds the presidency of the European Union, its action can drive Europe’s strategy towards Indo-Pacific. In order to have a robust discussion on this topic, the Gateway House, Mumbai & the India Office of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS) organised a Virtual Webcast on "Europe in the Indo-Pacific" on Tuesday, 15th December 2020.

The Global Dialogue Security Summit

GDF-KAS

The Global Dialogue Forum together with the India Office of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung organised the Global Security Summit - A 2020 Vision Contesting the Indo-Pacific for Global Domination

GDF - KAS Global Dialogue Security Summit 2020

This year's conference titled "The Global Dialogue Security Summit (GDSS 2020) - A 2020 Vision Contesting The Indo-Pacific For Global Domination" analyzed, through eminent speakers, various facets of the shift in global power to the Indo-Pacific region from the Atlantic, and weighed its global consequences on issues ranging from security to the environment to the economy to international law to technological advancements.

Biden Presidency: Trajectory Upwards for India?

- MMA and KAS

Madras Management Association (MMA) in collaboration with Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS), Observer Research Foundation (ORF) and The Peninsula Foundation presented a panel discussion through webinar on the theme, “Biden Presidency: Trajectory Upwards for India?” at 6 pm on Monday, 30 November 2020.

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The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, its educational institutions, centres and foreign offices, offer several thousand events on various subjects each year. We provide up to date and exclusive reports on selected conferences, events and symposia at www.kas.de. In addition to a summary of the contents, you can also find additional material such as pictures, speeches, videos or audio clips.

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